September 23, 2021

Responsive Feeding and Self-Regulation/Autonomy

As a parent, the goal is to provide children with the self-regulation tools to learn, grow, and function as independently as they can in this world, […]
February 14, 2021

Our Words Matter: A Look at “Refusal”

Guest post written by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L,MEd, FAOTA Goals for children who have pediatric feeding disorders in some settings commonly include some variants of these: […]
December 1, 2020

Talking About Tube Transitions

For many children, feeding tubes are a necessary part of life.  A feeding tube is often a literal lifeline, providing a child with the nutrition and […]
September 29, 2020

Praise and Encouragement at Mealtimes, Part 2: Encouragement

What is encouragement? When we look at the word encouragement we see the word “courage.” Courage is the ability to face danger and deal with it. […]
September 29, 2020

Finally: Pediatric Feeding Disorder as a standalone diagnosis accepted for inclusion in the next edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)!

For decades, children with feeding challenges have been described by a variety of terms: picky eating, problem feeders, aversive eaters, etc. The variety of terminology resulted […]
September 20, 2020

Praise and Encouragement at Mealtimes, Part 1: Praise

If you are  reading this post, you have probably spent time encouraging a child to eat.  Maybe you are a parent, trying hard to help your […]
February 10, 2020

Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace

Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA, is an internationally renowned feeding expert who has just released a new book. Her book helps families find ways to […]
February 10, 2020

Katya Rowell, MD, and Jenny McGlothlin, MS, SLP are authors of one of our favorite books: Helping Your Child With Extreme Picky Eating. Jenny and Katya […]